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Day October 25, 2015

New font lets anyone learn Japanese

A U.K. company named Johnson Banks has come with an ingenious way to include English pronunciation in Japanese katakana characters. The company has dubbed this new font cleverly as “Phonetikana,” where each katakana character featured a few English letters to help English speakers say the word properly.

The company…

MIT discovers the location of memories: Individual neurons | ExtremeTech

A transgenic mouse hippocampus

MIT researchers have shown, for the first time ever, that memories are stored in specific brain cells. By triggering a small cluster of neurons, the researchers were able to force the subject to recall a specific memory. By removing these neurons, the subject…

Removing the divide between physical and digital worlds


The border between our physical world and the digital information surrounding us has been getting thinner and thinner. Designer and engineer Jinha Lee wants to dissolve it altogether. As he demonstrates in this short, gasp-inducing talk, his ideas include a pen that penetrates into a screen to draw 3D models…

Charming, Minimalist Pictograms Of Animals Drawn With Simple Lines – DesignTAXI.com

Polish graphic designer Marcin Usarek has embarked on a creative project, titled ‘30 Days With Animals’, where he designs icons of 30 different animals over 30 days.

Each of these line pictogram is inspired by the animal’s unique shape and color. For example, the icon of the Red-And-Green Macaw features its…

Aparna Rao: Art that craves your attention

In this charming talk, artist Aparna Rao shows us her latest work: cool, cartoony sculptures (with neat robotic tricks underneath them) that play with your perception — and crave your attention. Take a few minutes to simply be delighted.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was…

Type Porn: A New Graphic Book Exploring The 100-Year Evolution Of Typefaces – DesignTAXI.com

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Sussex-based graphic designer and typography enthusiast Tony Seddon explores the history of 100 influential typefaces and their technical design processes in his book, titled The Evolution of Type, chronicling the early days of metal type up until today’s digital fonts.

Published in August…

Hello world – The Grid Early Beta

About more than a year ago I backed this really awesome looking project “The Grid” as one of the first founding members. I have since then been anxiously awaiting getting early beta access to The Grid.

That happened earlier this month and today I found the time to delve into the entire thing.

I’ve gone through the getting started docs and as I write I’m installing the Grid iOS app on my phone. I’m super excited!

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